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Tarpon hunting silversides
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (5 days ago)
20 votes

Calling all sharks!!!!! Shark Paradise off West End Bahamas
By Steven Anderson
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

I need a hug
By Raoul Caprez
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Sepiola antlantica in night dive
By Raffaele Livornese
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Cryptic Teardrop Crab
By Dusty Norman
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Dancer on the wreck
By Tony Yang
posted (4 days ago)
12 votes

Healthy reefs and clear water of the Bahamas and at the surface the MV Shear Water during dive off Freeport late in the day.
By Steven Anderson
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

squat crab on feather star
By Volker Lonz
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Nudi lantern (Cyerce sp.2)
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Light Sabers
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Carousel of Clowns. Dragging the shutter at 1/15th second during a spin blurs the natural light. The flash freezes the action up close,. the middle ground ghosts with some motion blur.
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15 Votes
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: (5 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
13 Votes
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One of many banded sea kraits we found both underwater and on land at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Shot with Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2.8. Thanks for having a look!
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific New Caledonia
view portfolio more shots by Martin Linder
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'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Nick Blake
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Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
12 Votes
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sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Epinephelus marginatus yawning. by Miguel Pereira
Epinephelus marginatus yawning.
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11 Votes
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Pikeblennie fight
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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
23 Votes
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Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Her Majesty
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectacular reef shot, with excellent behaviour and perfect sun ball!
15 Votes
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Pipefish,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
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The "Emperor family" on sea-ice (Terranova bay, Ross Sea, Anctartica)
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ross Sea Antarctica
view portfolio more shots by Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Asian Sea Thailand
view portfolio more shots by Khaled Zaki
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Butterfly Mountain... Raccoon Butterflyfish
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Glorious capture! Timing is everything here and the color balance / exposure is perfect.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Entry in the sunlight
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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Eating
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I'm a sucker for turtles and love this gorgeous close up, it really shows the character with beautiful lighting.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Puerto Rico
view portfolio more shots by Abimael Márquez
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"Siphon On Dark Blue"
A Caribbean reef squid dances in front of the camera.
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Taken in Mexico by Graham Watters
Taken in Mexico
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Mexico
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Great hammerhead
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Such an unusual angle stands out from other Hammerhead photos I've seen.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Turtle on surface interval @The Similan Islands
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 29, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Thailand
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Turtle in the Sea, Puerto Vallarta México
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30 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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